Deer poaching is escalating in UK, with up to 50,00 deer being slaughtered illegally each year. The techniques, which include shooting at night under a spotlight while utilizing advanced thermal imaging rifle scopes that are harsh and brutal. In addition, they are routinely chased down by dogs at night or are killed out of season, even when they are close to breeding.
A man with a gun shooting a helpless animal which has no chance of survival. Is this sport? Where is the competition? People who hunt will invariably reference cancel culture and their country way of life being threatened. The same argument was utilized by the American South is justifying slavery. Cruelty is about lack of humanity. No species that engages in wanton cruelty is considered civilized!
No species that kills in the name of fun is considered civilized! Animals kill for survival. Only humans kill for fun! Civilised, Brave? You decide!